Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.

AFL

Richmond reaches fork in the road

Rohan Connolly Richmond has had some embarrassing losses over the years, but few would have rankled with the faithful as much as Saturday’s defeat against Melbourne.

AFL

Joe Daniher and Ty Vickery dropped for Essendon and Richmond Dreamtime clash

Tiger bright:  Forward Ty Vickery.

Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny Essendon and Richmond have both lost patience with key forwards ahead of their Saturday night "Dreamtime" clash at the MCG.

AFL

Richmond downs Collingwood by 48 points in their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta

Ground zero: Tiger Matthew Arnot and Magpie Scott Pendlebury battle for the ball during their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Victory, not for the first time engineered by Richmond's classiest acts,

AFL

Jake Carlisle report worsens Essendon's forward struggles

Jaker Carlisle.

Rohan Connolly Essendon's revamped forward structure has struck trouble before the AFL season even starts, with new key forward Jake Carlisle facing suspension for kneeing an opponent and the Bombers still...

AFL

Trade winds blow strongest at Punt Road

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly RIchmond has the most players from other clubs on its list, with 13, in keeping with its policy of protecting the senior list with rookie picks

Nearly out, but not down

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Rohan Connolly Richmond faces an uphill battle to make the finals for another season.

Sorry Jack, but three aces trumped you

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt

Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.

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Balance of trade

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Rohan Connolly Players have moved from club to club for as long as football has been played.

Time for seasoned to be jolly

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most definitive comment on the long-running Melbourne tanking saga mercifully brought to a close this week came not with the announcement of penalties and the welter of analysis which...

AFL

Hardwick assures fans Tigers ready for finals

Damian Hardwick.

Rohan Connolly High expectations at the start of any season go with the territory for the Richmond Football Club.

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AFL

Tigers still cubs in big time

Live blog.

Rohan Connolly Tigers have some way to travel before they can realistically mix it with the big boys.

Football

Tigers repay fans' faith

2012 AFL Season. Round 3. Richmond vs Melbourne at the MCG.
Ex-Demon Brad Miller is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal in the Tigers comfortable win over the Demons.
Melbourne. 14 April 2012.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

Rohan Connolly Tigers fans were watching an early 20-point lead evaporate with remarkable speed.

Dons' aim hurts Tigers

High five: Essendon's Cale Hooker lays a high tackle on Richmond's Alex Rance during their match at the MCG last night.

Rohan Connolly They had it won, lost it, and won it back again. That was Essendon's 19-point win over Richmond in a nutshell.

Tigers earning respect

On the ball: Richmond's Jake King (centre) reaches for the ball as teammate Addam Maric (right) runs past.

Rohan Connolly Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.

Tale of reality versus reputation

Hawks vs Tigers.

Rohan Connolly The two biggest stories of the weekend games emerged from the same match.

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The year of playing surprisingly

Rohan Connolly's mid-year all-Australian AFL selections

Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.

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